Shock horror !
Yesterday I added two floating plants to my pond with the intention of improving the quality of the water ( so far this year it has resembled pea soup) by increasing the plant surface cover. The new plants are water hyacinth and water lettuce. The chap at the garden centre had reinforced what the labels said, it wouldn’t take either long to establish and provide the cover needed.
This morning I researched both on the internet before adding them to my Garden plant list here on GoY. To my horror I find they are non-native invaders which are escaping from gardens to create havoc in waterways etc across the country ( I think the source of the information is sound and that I am not over -reacting …. take a look yourself, I shall be interested in others’ views)!
I am feeling doubly guilty because I shared the purchases with my Mother.
When our plants need splitting the excess will be going in the compost – bin !
- 6 Jul, 2008
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